EPT – the Grand Final in Monaco

EPT – the Grand Final in Monaco

The beginning of the week saw the finale of the European Poker Tour season – it came very close to a sensation.

Rude biker gave speed cameras the finger

Rude biker gave speed cameras the finger

Munich police have caught a biker who was caught 26 times by the same speed camera – and often photographed giving traffic cops the finger.

Do robot lawyers dream of electric briefs?

Do robot lawyers dream of electric briefs?

Can you put a robot in the dock? Not yet, but we need to think about it – as artificially intelligent robots step from fantasy into daily life, legal and ethical questions emerge which require answers, says one German legal professor.

Wet weekend won’t stop warming trend

Wet weekend won’t stop warming trend

After last weekend’s balmy temperatures, this week looks set for a disappointingly damp conclusion, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Foreign students ‘should learn German’

Foreign students ‘should learn German’

International students at German universities should be made to learn at least some German - even if their courses are largely taught in English - the new representative of higher education leaders has said.

Ikea ‘also used Cuban prison labour’

Ikea ‘also used Cuban prison labour’

As Ikea investigates claims that East German prisoners were forced to make its furniture in the 1980s, allegations emerged on Thursday that Cuban prisoners were also made to build the furniture giant’s products in the 1980s.

Bavaria lures city-folk with farm work holidays

Bavaria lures city-folk with farm work holidays

"The best remedy for burnout? Shovelling horse manure." That's the counterintuitive slogan for Bavaria's latest summer holiday campaign - to get jaded urban professionals doing some physical labour - and pay for the privilege.

Lufthansa cuts 3,500 jobs to reduce costs

Lufthansa cuts 3,500 jobs to reduce costs

Germany's top airline Lufthansa said on Thursday that it intended to shed 3,500 administrative jobs in the next few years as part of a radical cost-cutting programme.

Dairy farmers sour after Aldi slashes milk prices

Dairy farmers sour after Aldi slashes milk prices

German discount supermarket Aldi Süd sparked concern among dairy farmers on Wednesday by announcing it was slashing the retail prices of dairy products by up to ten percent.

Merkel: Last-minute decision on Euro 2012

Merkel: Last-minute decision on Euro 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would be making a last-minute decision on whether to attend Euro 2012 in Ukraine, amid tension over the treatment of the country's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Saxon scientists make ‘printable speaker’

Saxon scientists make ‘printable speaker’

Chunky, space-stealing speakers could become a thing of the past, thanks to scientists in eastern Germany who have made the world’s first printable speaker. Paper-thin, they promise to make noise in the tech world and beyond.